Environmental Science: The Science of Oil Spill Recovery

by  Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

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Join us as we learn about the Deepwater Horizon Spill in 2010, also known as the Gulf of Mexico Oil Spill. We will study how the oil spill happened, the attempts to contain it, and how the oil was recovered.

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About This Program


By Request: $175.00

Program cost includes price of shipping materials.


45-60 minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Homeschool/Family , Learning PodPublic Library: Library Patrons

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Primary Disciplines

Industrial Technology, Problem Solving, Sciences, Social Studies/History, STEM, Technology/Information Science

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Booking Information

Program times are offered between 8:00 am EST and 5:00 pm EST. Please contact if you wish for an earlier or later start time. Please request program(s) four weeks in advance to ensure shipment of materials. If shipping outside the continental US, please allow eight weeks.

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Provider's Cancellation Policy

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About This Provider

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Boonshoft Museum of Discovery

Dayton, Ohio
United States

The Boonshoft Museum of Discovery provides interactive science and cultural learning experiences which enrich the lives of children and adults, enhance the quality of life in our community, and promote a broad understanding of the world.

The Boonshoft Museum houses an AZA accredited zoo, a family science center, over one million items in natural history and geology collections, and a planetarium.

Chelsea Holmes

Program Details


1. Presenter will explain what crude oil is and how it is extracted.
2. Presenter will demonstrate the events that led to the 2010 Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill.
3. Through a hands-on activity, students will use various techniques to clean up an "oil spill".
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


The students will be able to:
1. understand the events that led to the Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill
2. compare the advantages of various oil clean-up techniques
3. engage in a discussion about energy and the oil industry

Standards Alignment

State Standards

All of our lesson plans are written in accordance with Ohio State Academic Standards.
PG.ER.1, PG.ER.2, PG.Er.3, ENV.ER.2, ENV.ER.3, ENV.ER.4, B.DI.2, B.DI.3